This cozy and gently renovated 1950 cottage has the charm of a quaint but elegant country retreat. Gardens bloom from early spring through late autumn, an airy screened-in porch is wonderful for birdwatching, reading, eating a relaxed meal, or, on summer nights, sleeping. A stone fireplace warms you in style in the winter, while the thick walls keep the house cool through the summer. Half of the 5-acre property is fenced in, with plenty of room for dogs to run and play; the other half is unimproved, with a babbling brook. A beautiful pool in a clearing, large old oak and maple trees, and a tiny koi pond finish the picture. A simple but functional kitchen with new appliances makes for easy and fun entertaining. A wonderful place to get away from it all, and just 2 hours from NYC!
Activities: Nearby Stone Ridge, Boiceville, Accord and New Paltz provide opportunities for groceries, antique shopping, dining, and even a (wee little bit) of night life. Hikes, biking trails, and canoeing and kayaking opportunities abound throughout the area, as well as cross country skiing in winter, with Belleayre Ski Center 45 minutes away for downhill buffs. Closer to home, the property's pool provides all day entertainment for the kids, grilling - perhaps some meat bought at the famous Fleisher's butcher shop in nearby Kingston - is always fun, and at night you can make s'mores or just chill by the outdoor firepit. There's tons of stuff to keep you busy, but we admit it - we like most of all to while the beautiful days and evenings away with a book and maybe a glass of wine.
Pet friendly: Much of the property is fenced in, and we provide furniture covers, doggie-beds, bowls - even a kitty litter box if you want to bring along the family cat - all to make your furry friends at home. Felines love sitting out on the screened in porch!